I'm currently reading Stephen King's new novel, Doctor Sleep, which meant I had to revisit The Shining. The girls from my blog tour group are reading the book as well, and they asked me if they should read The Shining first. I told them they could get away with just watching the movie if they could because it was just as good. That got me thinking: we complain about movies not portraying books well most of the time, but there are actually good ones out there. Here' s what I've come up with so far:
Of course, I had to mention The Shining first because it inspired this post afterall.
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The Great Gatsby
Veronika Decides to Die
Water for Elephants
(I actually had a hard time getting through this book, but I did like the movie)
(Not a movie, I know, but it's worth mentioning because the TV show is much, much better than the books.)
A Clockwork Orange
(For those who'd enjoy a more modern take on the story)
(This one's closer to the book)
Romeo & Juliet
Of Mice and Men
And, of course, the Harry Potter movies!
Do let us know if you agree, and if you think any other movies should be added to the list.